From Your Church is Big Enough, a blog post by Karl Vaters:
...But, while I was stressing over numbers, Christ was creating a vibrant community of loving people at our church.
We’ve raised up and sent out missionaries, helped plant a church, trained ministry interns, worked to bring Christ’s healing restoration to families and marriages, fed the hungry, taught the scriptures, baptized new believers, seen people saved and healed by God’s grace, and more.
For years, I didn't really believe that mattered because it didn’t add butts in the seats. But it did count to Jesus. And it counted to the people whose lives were changed. As I’ve allowed Jesus to give me an attitude adjustment, now it counts to me, too. In fact, one-at-a-time life transformation has become the only factor that counts to me now.
Jesus calls every church and every church leader for a purpose. And he equips us with everything we need to accomplish that purpose.
Jesus calls every church and every church leader for a purpose. And he equips us with everything we need to accomplish that purpose.
You and your church don’t need one more member, one more dollar, or one more square foot of facility. You don’t even need a facility, if your church doesn’t have one. You can start doing right now what Jesus is calling your church to do right now. It’s time to stop worrying about getting bigger, and start doing what we can do now. At your current size. In your current location. With your current budget. Your church is big enough. Because our God is big enough. It all starts here.

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